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The person who "gets there", usually starts out by realizing that they are very similar, after all, to the successful people that they hear so much about. This gives them confidence, and the result is they find out that they are able to "do things." Then they learn to keep their mouths closed, and to conserve and keep their energy. They store up energy, and concentrate it upon the task at hand. The person who "gets there," prefers to wait for the applause that follows deed accomplished, and cares very much for the praise that attends accomplishments of what we did "today," or an exhibition of "smartness" with works.

One of the reasons that people who are thrown in with successful persons often manifest success themselves, is that they are able to watch the successful person and sort of "catch the technique" of their greatness. They see that the successful person is an everyday sort of person, but they thoroughly believe in themselves, and also that they invest energy wisely, reserving all their force for the actual tasks before them. And, profiting by example, they start to work and put the lesson into practice in their own lives.

Now what is the moral of this talk? Simply this: Value yourself, and value the successful knowing they are very similar to you. Realize that you are made of good stuff, and that locked within your mind are many good things. Then get to work and unfold those good things, and make something out of that good stuff. Do this by attention to the things before you, and by giving to each the best that is in you, knowing that plenty of more good things are in you ready for the fresh tasks that will come. Put the best of yourself into the undertaking on hand, and do the present task only. Your supply is abundant. Save your good stuff for your job.

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One of the curious things noticed by those who are brought in contact with the people who have "arrived" is the fact that these successful people are ordinary after all. You meet with some great writer, and you are
encouraged to find them very ordinary indeed. They do not converse brilliantly, and, in fact, you know a score of everyday people who seem far more brilliant than this person who dazzles you by their brightness in their books. You meet some great statesperson, and they do not seem nearly so wise as lots of old fellows in your own village. You meet some great captain of industry, and they do not give you the impression of the shrewdness so marked in some little bargain-driving trader in your own town. How is this, anyway? How did these ordinary people achieve greatness?

Wherein does their greatness of achievement lie? Chiefly in this: Belief in themselves and in their inherent power, in their faculty to concentrate on the work in hand, when they are working, and in their ability to maintain their power when they are not working. They believe in themselves, and make every effort count. The wise save up their wisdom and place it where it would do some work. The brilliant writer shuts the drawer in which they contain their wit, and opens it only when they are ready to concentrate and get down to business. The captain of industry has a desire to be genuine. They always are, even when they were young. This future successful financier was "sawin' wood and sayin' nuthin'."

The great people of the world - that is, those who have "arrived" - are very similar to you, or me, or the rest of us - all of us are about the same at the base. You have only to meet them to see how very "ordinary" they are, after all. But, remember the fact that they know how to use the material that is in them.

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Marshal your energy, and then guide and direct it by your Will - bestow upon it that "invincible determination" and you will do the thing.

Everyone has within them a giant will, some of us are energetic enough to use it. We can get ourselves nerved up to the point at which we can say, truthfully: "I Will. We can pluck up our courage to that point, and will then pin it in place so that it will stay, we call into play that wonderful power - the Human Will. Some have a conception of the power of the Will, those who have studied along the occult teachings, know that the Will is one of the great dynamic forces of the universe, and if harnessed and directed properly it is capable of accomplishing almost miraculous things.

"Energy and Invincible Determination": -- aren't they magnificent words? Commit them to memory - press them like a die into the wax of your mind, and they will be a constant inspiration to you in hours of need. If you can get these words to vibrating in your being, you will be a giant among pygmies. Say these words over and over again, and see how you are filled with new life - see how your blood will circulate - how your nerves will tingle. Make these words a part of yourself, and then go forth anew to the loves of your life, encouraged and strengthened. Put them into practice. "Energy and Invincible Determination" - let that be your motto in your work-a-day life, and you will be one of those people who are able to "do things."

Some persons are encouraged to do their best by the fact that they rate themselves as equal by comparison with the successful ones of life.

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YOU have noticed the successful and strong people in any walk of life. You are conscious of the characteristics of them. Let us take a look at the matter.

Burton and McLeod said: "The longer I live, the more certain I am that the great difference between people, the powerful, the great, is energy and invincible determination - a purpose once fixed and then only Victory accepted. That quality will do anything that can be done in this world - and no talents, no circumstances, no opportunities will make a two-legged creature a human without it." This is the most clear expression of this idea I know of. He has put his finger right in the center of the subject - his eye has seen into the heart of it.

Energy and invincible determination - these two things will guarantee success. And yet they must be used together. Energy with determination will go to great benefit. Some people have plenty of energy - they are full to overflowing with it; and they have concentration - they have the concentrated force that enables them to bring their power to bear upon the right spot. Energy is plentiful. I can look around me at any time, and pick out a number of people I know who are full of energy - many of them are energy plus - they do seem to make headway. They are making good use of their energy all the time. They stick to one thing. They will take up some substantial thing of real interest or importance, and invest enough energy and force to carry them through a hard day's work, and when they are through, something has been accomplished.

Some who have plenty of energy, direct it by the power of the Will toward the desired end. "Invincible determination" - those are the words. Do they not thrill you with their power? If you have something to do, get to work and do it.

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Nothing but that love will enable you to have the strength to complete the task. The more Desire you have for a thing, the more you Love it; and the more you Love it, the greater will be the attractive force exerted toward its attainment - both within yourself, and outside of you.

So love but one thing at a time - be a mental monogamist.